WNC Headlines Edition

Small business owner appears in photo with Trump… with predictable results

Out in Massachusetts, there’s a chain of “soda / pet stores” (yes… that’s apparently a thing) owned by an ambitious small businessman named Dave Ratner. Dave has fallen on some hard times lately, but not because of a slumping economy or sudden plunge in the soft drink and pet...
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Trump: On second thought, let’s look for a new drug czar

It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop on Rep. Tom Marino. After questions arose over his sponsorship of a controversial bill that critics blame for enabling the opioid crisis, Donald Trump announced Marino’s decision to decline the nomination as drug czar: ...

Ahead of Trump’s trip to Asia, what’s the right message for Seoul?

By Jung H. Pak North Korea has dominated the headlines for months, especially over the summer when Pyongyang conducted two intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests and its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. The exchange of rhetorical barbs between President Trump and Kim Jong-un has exacerbated tension, leaving many people thinking seriously about the possibility of a nuclear war or military conflict on the Korean Peninsula. These conditions are ripe for oversimplifica...

California effort to expose Trump’s tax returns is defeated by…

It was an almost brilliant plan cooked up by the California state legislature earlier this year. In an effort to see what other damage they might be able to inflict upon Donald Trump, legislators put together a bill which would require presidential candidates to release their last five years of tax return...

How do we teach 21st century skills in classrooms?

By Esther Care, Helyn Kim, Alvin Vista Over the past several decades, there has been increased demand for formal education to include the development of generic skills as well as traditional academic subjects, i.e., to include competencies for ways of thinking, ways of working, tools for working, and skills for living. These skills f...

The Bergdahl Obamanation

(Scott Johnson) The mainstream media foster the great forgetting of the facts and lies about underlying Bowe Bergdahl’s plea of guilt to charges of desertion and (even more seriously) misbehavior before the enemy. Nicholas Fondacaro documents the suppression of the record in the NewsBuster post “Nets forget Obama admin championed Bergdahl as...

Bombshell: FBI found Russia bribery, extortion plot in US nuclear industry — in 2009

Call it the original Russia collusion case, only it came long before the 2016 election. According to The Hill’s John Solomon and Alison Spann, the FBI began to piece...

The twilight of the elites… in the European Union

When I recently wrote about the possibility of a coming east-west schism in the European Union (EU), I focused primarily on Hungary and Poland. They’re part of that eastern block of countries which joined the EU a b...

Feminists, Whores, Successful Women, and the Slut Walk

One of the things I find fascinating about this horrible story is the fact that the actresses who profited the most by prostituting themselves to Harvey Weinstein are the ones I dislike most. It also is rather curious that legends like Meryl Streep (I can’t stand her) knew what was happening and said nothing.  Of course not.  By remaining silent, and allowing young women to be prostituted or have their careers destroyed, women like Streep were insuring their longevity.  They were eli...

Rush: It’s the greatest honor not to be included in Salon’s list of conservatives worth following on Twitter

Hear, hear. Can you imagine being such an impossibly candy-ass RINO as to be included in a list at Salon of… uh… Wait. Wut? ...

McConnell to Bannon: We can’t pass Trump’s agenda if we nominate candidates who can’t win elections

He makes his point here that choosing populist insurgents over establishmentarians in a primary is a bad idea by rattling off the names of infamous losers in the general election — Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin. You can imagine the response from tea partiers, or what...

AG Sessions: ‘Shocking’ rise in law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in 2016

The FBI issued a new report today on the number of law enforcement officers killed and assaulted in 2016. The Department of Justice issued a press release which quotes Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...

Florida Republican: I’ve met undocumented aliens … aliens aliens, I mean

She’s not saying it’s aliens, but … actually, Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera does say it was aliens. In an interview on Spanish-language TV eight years ago, the Republican primary cand...

Trump and McConnell hang out

(Paul Mirengoff) President Trump met with Senate Majority Leader McConnell today. Then, they held a lengthy joint press conference. The transcript is here. White House officials descri...

Hillary broke her toe while on her book tour in England

Hillary Clinton, currently in England as part of her ongoing book tour, had to cancel several planned media interviews after breaking her toe. She did eventually turn up for an interview with Graham Norton but was several hours later. Her spokesman, Nick Merrill, tweeted an image of her wearing a surgic...

Great news: NFL protests now about … gender pay gap; Update: Irony

When Colin Kaepernick first started his sideline protests, it was specifically about police brutality. He even wore socks depicting police officers as pigs in pre-game warm-ups to emphasize...

CAFFEINATED CONSERVATIVES MEETING Saturday, October 21

12 Noon to 2pm, Uncommon Grounds, 1053 Donelson Avenue, Old Hickory, 37138 ...

Great news: NFL protests now about … gender pay gap

When Colin Kaepernick first started his sideline protests, it was specifically about police brutality. He even wore socks depicting police officers as pigs in pre-game warm-ups to emphasize...

Fund raiser for Dr. Brent Moody for State Representative

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Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race

Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race ...